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ART ON THE WALLS

Photographs by Linda Zecchino

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Nov 26
6:00PM  THE JEN & JIMMY SHOW!
Jen Lap & Jimmy Schatz, hosts

The Jen & Jimmy Show! image

Featured comics: John O'connor, Brandon Scott and May Wilkerson.

8:00PM  OSKAR STENMARK NYC QUARTET
Oskar Stenmark, flugelhorn;  Billy Test, piano;  Vincente Archer, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
Oskar Stenmark NYC Quartet image

"Oskar Stenmark NYC Quartet is making its fourth appearance at Cornelia Street Café. The group fuses traditional Swedish folk songs with New York Jazz and reinterprets ancient melodies originally performed by Stenmark’s ancestors. All of this together with some of New York’s finest musicians. Stenmark, 10th generation in his family to play this music, has worked with Maria Schneider Orchestra, David Byrne and Dave Liebman. This modern approach to Swedish folk is a fresh addition to the New York Jazz scene."

9:30PM  NICK SANDERS, LOGAN STROSHAL DUO
Nick Sanders, piano;  Logan Strosahl, saxophone
Nick Sanders, Logan Stroshal Duo image

Since meeting in 2007 at the New England Conservatory, pianist Nick Sanders and saxophonist Logan Strosahl have worked together in a variety of musical configurations but have continually returned to the duo configuration, always finding fresh inspiration in the partnership. Their latest project, on Sunnyside Records, titled “Janus” (2016), has garnered rave reviews for, among other things, the duo's improvisational skill on musical forms ranging from classical compositions of the 15th-20th centuries to traditional and modern American jazz, as well as, an eclectic array of intriguing original compositions.

  www.nicksandersmusic.com www.loganstrosahl.com

Monday
Nov 27
6:00PM  BENNINGTON WRITERS - BOSTON NIGHT
V. Hansmann and Oona Patrick, co-hosts

David Daniel Julie Batten Cheryl Pappas Andrea Caswell Steven LaFond
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Please join five admirable writers from Boston – David Daniel, Julie Batten, Cheryl Pappas, Andrea Caswell, and Steven LaFond.

  vleecker.com

8:30PM  CELEBRATE: HUGO AND JANA
Hugo, nylon string guitar, composition;  Jana, electric bass
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Music with intention. Groovy and meditative. With a taste of Spain!

Plus a screening of "James, Hugo and Me": A film by Michael Jacobsohn

"There is a big difference between just making a living and being happy making a living."

Filmmaker Jacobsohn (the 'me' in the title) has chronicled a year-and-half in the lives of two homeless New York City artists.

  www.hugoandjana.com

Tuesday
Nov 28
6:00PM  NEW BOOKS, NEW POEMS
Joel Allegretti Susana H. Case Ron Kolm Mervyn Taylor John J. Trause
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Joel Allegretti is the author of, most recently, Platypus (NYQ Books, 2017), a collection of poems, prose, and performance texts, and Our Dolphin (Thrice Publishing, 2016), a novella. He is the editor of Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015).

Susana H. Case is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Drugstore Blue (Five Oaks Press, 2017). She serves on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press.

Ron Kolm is the author of A Change in the Weather (Sensitive Skin Books, 2017), Night Shift (Autonomedia, 2016), and other works. His papers were purchased by New York University Libraries, which cataloged them in the Fales Collection.

Mervyn Taylor is the author of Voices Carry (Shearsman Books, 2017) and five other poetry collections. He serves on the advisory board of Slapering Hol Press.

John J. Trause’s collections of poetry include Why Sing? (Sensitive Skin Books, 2017) and Exercises in High Treason (great weather for MEDIA, 2016). He is Director of the Oradell Public Library.

8:00PM  COMPASS: 'MARITIME COWBOY' RELEASE
Christine de Michele, voice, piano, songwriting;  Christian Nourijanian, keyboards;  Jeff Koch, bass;  Dustin Kaufman, drums
Compass: 'Maritime Cowboy' Release image

Christine de Michele aka Compass is a published singer-songwriter who explores life’s curiosities through a traveler’s lens. In 2017 Compass released her first LP ‘Maritime Cowboy’ - a concept album and character which nods to her past, present and future. After a 30-day public street performance experiment throughout New York City, and a chance encounter with GRAMMY-winning producer, Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith) Compass recorded Maritime Cowboy in the Catskill Mountain town of Kingston, NY.

"I love this soul- touching record." - Sony Music’s Vinny Rich

"When she sings, it's like the whole universe is speaking to all of us." - Evelyn Lindner, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
  www.iamcompassmusic.com

9:30PM  HISKE OOSTERWIJK QUARTET
Hiske Oosterwijk, voice;  Misha Tsyganov, keys;  Tamir Shmerling, bass;  Donald Edwards, drums;  special guest Ivan Baryshnikov, tenor sax
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‘Inhale a peaceful breeze, then exhale the love calm’

This is a sentence out of one of the lyrics Hiske Oosterwijk wrote to Alex Spipiagin’s music. It’s her vision towards singing. ‘I breathe in and every note and sound comes with love’. When she sings she wants to touch the audience, inspire them, entertain them. 
Hiske brings her quartet to Cornelia Street for a set of arrangements on jazz standards and original compositions.

Hiske Oosterwijk (1989) is a jazz vocalist, born and raised in Friesland, NL. She’s been working for several years with Alex Sipiagin in the New Path Quintet with whom she toured a lot around the world and released 2 albums, the third is on its way. Hiske also released her own album ‘Embraser Vivre Aimer’ in September 2016 with the band EVA with whom she won the 2017 Concours de la Chanson.

‘I’ve experienced a driven, very motivated and hardworking musician. Always eager to learn and grow to a higher musical level.’ – Alex Sipiagin

‘Hiske is voice-technically very strong and this appears in her performance and repertoire, where you can see a flexible and versatile vocalist.’ – Leeuwarder Courant
  http://www.hiskeoosterwijk.nl

Wednesday Nov 29
6:00PM  MARIUS DUBOULE TRIO
Marius Duboule, guitar;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Billy Mintz, drums
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Based in Brooklyn, the Swiss and French guitarist Marius Duboule presents a set of original and improvised music with his trio featuring Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone and Billy Mintz on the drums.

  mariusduboule.com www.facebook.com/mariusduboule

8:00PM  NOAM WIESENBERG QUINTET
Philip Dizack, trumpet;  Immanuel Wilkins, alto sax;  Shai Maestro, piano;  Noam Wiesenberg, bass;  Kush Abadey, drums
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After recording his first record as a leader, Israeli Bassist and composer Noam Wiesenberg is bringing his band to Cornelia St. Cafe for a live performance of original & cinematic music from the upcoming record!

  www.noamwiesenberg.com

9:30PM  PETER SLAVOV QUARTET
Troy Roberts, saxophone;  Dan Kaufman, piano;  Peter Slavov, bass;  Colin Stranahan, drums
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Better known as a sideman with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Alfredo Rodriguez and others, bassist Peter Slavov has been writing music since his early days as a professional musician. He and his quartet will be performing some of this music, as well as new music written for the occasion.

  www.peterslavov.com

Thursday
Nov 30
6:00PM  DAVE JUAREZ STORIES
Dave Juarez, guitar, compositions;  Lluc Casares, tenor saxophone;  Marty Isenberg, bass;  Eric Reeves, drums
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Dave's debut "Round Red Light" was a compilation of stories from the old continent but this new project "Stories" is a compilation of new music written bringing New York into the mix. "He doesn’t sound like anybody else to me and it’s obvious that he has a great control of the guitar” - John Abercrombie

“Scorching intensity and substance from start to finish.”. - Jazz Times

8:01PM  CHRIS DINGMAN TRIO
Chris Dingman, vibraphone;  Linda Oh, bass;  Tim Kelper, drums
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Chris Dingman is among the most celebrated composers and vibraphonists of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as a “dazzling” soloist and composer with a “fondness for airtight logic and burnished lyricism,” his progressive approach has earned him praise as “an extremely gifted young composer, bandleader, recording artist, and much sought-after sideman” (Jon Weber, NPR). In this exclusive performance he unveils new compositions for trio exploring sonic and textural possibilities of the vibraphone, featuring an impeccable rhythm section.

Friday
Dec 01
6:00PM  THE MONTHLY: PROSE! POETRY! PARTY! 5!
Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, hosts

Meagan Brothers Adam Lance Garcia Robert Gibbons Karen Hildebrand Jane Ormerod Kofi Forson Aimee Herman David Lawton Jane LeCroy John S. Paul
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Featuring Stories and Poems by top Three Rooms Press Authors

Three Rooms Press presents our Fifth Annual Prose! Poetry! Party! featuring award-winning authors (and kick-ass performers!) including award winning novelist/poet Meagan Brothers, famed mystery/crime author Adam Lance Garcia, performance poets Robert Gibbons, Karen Hildebrand, Jane Ormerod, and Kofi Forson, and musician/poets Aimee Herman, David Lawton, Jane LeCroy, and John S. Paul.

The event is hosted by Three Rooms Press co-directors Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges. All audience members will be eligible to win fabulous free prizes throughout the evening!

  threeroomspress.com

8:35PM  JULIEN LABRO & OLLI SOIKKELI QUARTET
Julien Labro, accordion;  Olli Soikkeli, guitar;  Edward Perez, bass;  Nick Anderson, drums
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“France-born Julien Labro makes a favorable impression. He has a smooth, pleasing quality to the sound of the accordion he fingers and squeezes with such nonchalant expertise.” –Downbeat Magazine

“Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.” -Wall Street Journal

  www.julienlabro.com www.ollisoikkeli.com

Saturday
Dec 02
6:00PM  THE LIAR SHOW
Andy Christie, host

Sean O'Brien Gastor Almonte Peter Aguero Tracy Rowland
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Seek Truth. Get a T-Shirt.

4 Storytellers, 3 True Stories, 1 Pack of Lies. Uncover the liar and win a prize worth its weight in fool's gold!

Tonight The Liar Show welcomes stories from Sean O'Brien (Moth GrandSlam Champion), Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Peter Aguero (The Moth Radio Hour; Ted Talks), and Tracy Rowland (Cartoon Network; Al Jazeera America).

with host ANDY CHRISTIE - N.Y. Times; The Moth Radio Hour

"They can lie to me all night long!" - The New York Times

"Christie & Co. make dishonesty fun again." - TimeOut New York

  www.theliarshow.com

8:35PM  GILAD HEKSELMAN ZUPEROCTAVE
Gilad Hekselman, guitar;  Kendrick Scott, drums;  James Francies , piano
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"ZuperOctave is an exploration of sound and space. After establishing his sound in the classic jazz trio and quartet, Hekselman goes exploring with a bass-less semi-electronic band employing some of his old songs and adding some especially written ones to the repertoire."

  www.giladhekselman.com

Sunday
Dec 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE TASTE OF LIGHT
Roald Hoffman, Dave Soldier, hosts

Dirk Trauner, physiologist;  Elena Mindlina, soprano;  Ernest Shteynberg, piano
Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  image

Our program will mingle the senses in ways you probably would not have thought possible (yet Oliver Sacks would have loved). Take the work of Dirk Trauner, a physiologist and chemist at NYU, who works on the restoration of vision and in the fight against cancer. He and his dedicated team of students make synthetic molecules that literally flip-flop when irradiated with light. This process is not unlike what happens in rhodopsin, the purple pigment that underlies human vision. As the synthetic molecules flip and flop, they not only change their shape but also their biological activity. They can be used to restore vision in blind animals - and hopefully soon in humans. And can be used in cancer chemotherapy and to convert taste-receptors into light receptors (“Photogastronomy”). Nobody knows what this is good for, but it is certainly fun to do.

Elena Mindlina, a remarkable Russian-born American soprano, a Doctor of Musical Arts, believes that an absence of knowledge is a kind of blindness, and that a free human voice has healing qualities due to its ability to share feelings, beauty, and the light of knowledge in the most refined and unique way.

Adding to "The Taste of Light," Elena will present masterpieces of Russian song literature written by the legendary composers Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninoff, and others. Building the bridges of all the senses between her two beloved countries, Elena will end her program with the golden American standards – George Gershwin’s "I Got Rhythm" and Nicholas Brodsky’s "Be My Love" – thus sending a reminder that no matter how dark it may seem, the light will shine through if we hang onto our good rhythm and the ability to love, accompanied by the pianist Ernest Shteynberg.

  www.elenamindlina.com

8:35PM  DJANGO AT CORNELIA STREET, LUKE HENDON
Koran Agan, host

Luke Hendon, guitar;  Josh Kaye, guitar;  Scott Tixier, violin;  Tony Jarvis, bass clarinet;  Ben Rubens, bass

Cornelia Street Cafe, with it's Django at Cornelia Street series, celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt by featuring some of the finest gypsy jazz bands and other musicians influenced by the legendary gypsy guitarist.

Luke Hendon draws from the tradition of the legendary gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt and comes out swinging, soulful, funky, fresh, and innovative with his own project. In this stripped down acoustic setting, Luke's guitar takes center stage. His recent obsession with the music of Django Reinhardt inspired him to come up with his own unique take on the style of gypsy jazz.

“Luke Hendon’s music is a reaffirmation of Jazz as ‘fun.’” -Jazz Profiles

  http://https://www.lukehendonmusic.com/

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Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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